This Week and Other Weeks

Life I have tried to write this several times now. It never goes well. I find unsettling analogies, or take refuge in bluntness, or just pretend the thing that happened didn’t happen at all so I can get through the first paragraph. But it happened. And it derailed the tail-end of my spring completely. I... Continue Reading →

This Week

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cygnoir/16297935484/ Life I missed you last week. Every time I sat down to write to you, my to-do list glared back, so I wrangled that instead. The big event recently was FunkyPlaid’s reading weekend. Halfway through it I had the bittersweet realisation that it was our fourth and final time away with this great group... Continue Reading →

This Week

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cygnoir/16767918546/ Life If I had one wish, it wouldn’t be a clever or altruistic one. I’d like to say that it would be, but I know myself better than that. If I had one wish, if that genie popped out of that Nutella jar and asked me what is the one thing I would want more than... Continue Reading →

This Week

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cygnoir/16733301536/ Life When I was a little girl, I had a dresser drawer that was filled with small things, buttons and badges and beads, rubber animals, seedpods, scraps of paper. Among my favourites in this drawer — if I was forced to choose — were these teardrop-shaped faceted beads with an iridescent sheen that looked like they belonged in... Continue Reading →

This Week

https://www.flickr.com/photos/cygnoir/16475141798/ Life This week started with a birthday bang and ended with a wistful whimper. First of all, thank you for your birthday wishes. It made my day so much brighter to hear from you. I smiled all day long. Well, almost all day long: that evening, poor FunkyPlaid got hit with a nasty flu. We spent the... Continue Reading →

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